Category: Nutrient Density in Food

Mary Purdy – Why a supplement company launched a flour product

A conversation with Mary Purdy, eco dietician and nutrition and sustainability advisor for Big Bold Health, about the flour business, what it has to do with our gut health, the cousin of buckwheat and much more.

Yasmine Cathell – Deep nutrition research on a 350 hectare commercial arable farm, everything from counting worms to sap analysis

A conversation with Yasmine Cathell, Nutrition Project Manager at Soil Heroes Foundation, about her journey into regenerative agriculture, and her MBA studies until her cutting-edge nutrient density research in the south of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on a large commercial potato, onion, and wheat farm.

Eric Jackson – Want to work on nutrient density? Start with animal protein

A conversation with Eric Jackson, board chair of BioNutrient Food Association, about nutrient density, the research, the practical implication, soil carbon credits, cell-based and plant-based meat replacements and more.

Pierre Weill – After certifying the quality of over $3B of animal protein a year, now turning to vegetables

A check-in conversation with Pierre Weill, a world-leading researcher and practitioner when it comes to nutrient density and food and co-founder of Bleu-Blanc-Coeur, the largest certification body in the world focusing on the quality of food, about the latest scientific developments, research on animal protein and vegetable nutrient density, and more.

Erin Martin – Saving $750K by providing nutrient dense fruit and vegetables to 50 people with severe diabetes for 12 months

A conversation with Erin Martin, director of Fresh RX, about insurance providers and what is holding them back, why we haven’t seen any outcome-based structures being set up, where is the first social impact bond in healthy nutrient-dense food, savings, diet-related diseases and more.

Angus McIntosh – Going from Goldman’s trading desk to regen farming in South Africa

A wide-ranging conversation with Angus McIntosh, a regenerative ag pioneer in South Africa, about markets, carbon, nutrient density, cobalt, chemical-based fertilizer, large distribution, and so much more. He is the founder of the Farmer Angus brand.

David LeZaks and David Strelneck – Why the USDA gave a $600K grant to figure out how to pay farmers for quality

A conversation with David LeZaks of The Croatan Institute and David Strelneck of Nourish about regeneration and the nourishing economy space, nutrient density and diversity, the connection of soil health and human health and more.

Stephan van Vliet – The first randomised clinical trial comparing agro-ecological grown and supermarket food

A conversation with Stephan van Vliet, assistant professor of nutrition studies at the Center for Human Nutrition Studies at Utah State University, about nutrient density food, human health and the world’s first randomized clinical trial of 14 weeks comparing a whole diet of supermarket food vs food grown using agro-ecological and regenerative practices.

NEW Farmers’ Philosophy series! Koen van Seijen in conversation with Jeroen Klompe, pioneer of regenerative agriculture

We can learn so much more from farmers than how to restore soil. Regeneration goes much further and deeper. The first episode of the Farmers’ Philosophy series is a conversation between Koen van Seijen, host of the Investing in Regenerative Agriculture and Food podcast, and Jeroen Klompe, farmer and owner of Klompe Landbouw.

Fred Provenza – What should we learn from domesticated animals when it comes to food as medicine

A conversation with Fred Provenza, professor emeritus of Behavioural Ecology in the Department of Wildland Resources at Utah State University, about domesticated animals, their ability to self-select medicine and food and figure out what they need in terms of energy, vitamins and phytonutrients. We also discuss what they can teach us about rediscovering our nutritional wisdom.